05-24-2012 07:34 AM
I want to connect two Brocade FC-Switches.
When I do that I see on Switch1:
State: Online E-Port segmented,(disabled E_Port)
State: Online E-Port segmented,(No Fabric License)
So my question is: Do I need a fabric license just to connect two Broace FC-Switches together? We only have a small SAN and I do not need any special features on the switches (no zoning,..).
05-25-2012 12:20 AM
Please help me with the understanding of "fabric".
I do have network knowledge but I do not have much FC-knowledge.
So what I wanted to have is to connect both FC-switches together (no trunk) so that all connected devices on both switches can see each other. Is this called a fabric?
On ethernet-switches connecting two switches with each other is no problem, so I thought this would be the case with FC-Switches as well...
05-25-2012 01:46 AM
--->>>On ethernet-switches connecting two switches with each other is no problem, so I thought this would be the case with FC-Switches as well...
Is not the same as SAN Switches. Switch my partecipate in the same FABRIC, must have a Fabric License.
"licenseshow" command give the output of installed license.
05-25-2012 04:07 AM
I tried google yesterday for hours...
All I was not sure was if I need a fabric license just to connect two FC-Switches or if the fabric license is neccessary for some "advanced" features...